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Newly Diagnosed with Thyroid Cancer?
Your Guide to Next Steps
You’ve just been diagnosed with thyroid cancer. Now what? Our helpful guide to choosing a surgeon, what to expect in the hospital and during recovery with advice from Catherine Sinclair, MD, FRACS, director of the division of head and neck surgery at Mt. Sinai West and an attending surgeon at Mt. Sinai Cancer Centers of New York.
An American Idol Finds Her Voice After Thyroid Cancer
American Idol finalist, Jax, talks about being diagnosis with thyroid cancer and the fear of losing her voice for good.
How Common is Thyroid Cancer? Neck Lumps and Thyroid Nodules
Thyroid cancer is a cancer that starts in the thyroid gland, a small butterfly-shaped gland located in the middle of the neck below the Adam’s apple. Thyroid cancer is relatively common, with 62,980 new cases reported in the United States in 2014.
Thyroid Cancer Overview
Types, Symptoms, and Treatments of Thyroid Cancer
Thyroid cancer is the most common endocrine-related cancer, but it’s also one of the most treatable cancers. Learn the basics of thyroid cancer, including what you need to know about the most common thyroid cancer treatments.
Medullary Thyroid Cancer: Treatments
For this form of thyroid cancer, a total thyroidectomy--surgery to remove the entire thyroid--is the only option.
Medullary thyroid cancer is treated by a total thyroidectomy (removing the entire thyroid gland). You may also need to have some lymph nodes removed. Other medullary thyroid cancer treatments are discussed to help you make informed treatment decisions.
Medullary Thyroid Cancer Forms
Sporadic, MEN 2A-associated, MEN 2B-associated, and Familial
Medullary thyroid cancer (also called medullary thyroid carcinoma) has 4 forms: sporadic, MEN 2A-associated, MEN 2B-associated, and familial. Medullary thyroid is one of the least common thyroid cancers. Learn the differences in medullary thyroid cancer forms.
Radioactive Iodine for Thyroid Cancer
Treatment for Thyroid Cancer
After a thyroidectomy for papillary thyroid cancer or follicular thyroid cancer, you will have radioactive iodine therapy to eliminate any remaining thyroid cells. Review the basics of this thyroid cancer treatment.
Thyroid Cancer Symptoms
Thyroid cancer may not cause any symptoms at all, but there are possible thyroid cancer symptoms: neck pain, difficulty swallowing, a lump on the neck. Read more about thyroid cancer symptoms.
Thyroid Cancer Causes: Nuclear Bombs and Radioiodine?
Does Radiation and Radioactivity Exposure Cause Thyroid Cancer?
Can nuclear bombs and radioiodine causes thyroid cancer? Article discusses the link between thyroid cancer and radiation exposure.
Thyroid Cancer: Anaplastic Cancer
The Least Common Thyroid Cancer
This article provides a comprehensive overview of anaplastic thyroid cancer—the least common and most deadly type of thyroid cancer.
Thyroid Cancer: Follicular Cancer
The Second Most Common Type of Thyroid Cancer
Follicular thyroid cancer is the second most common type of thyroid cancer. Article provides an explanation of follicular thyroid cancer symptoms, diagnosis, and treatments. Also covers radioactive iodine, thyroidectomy, and thyroid hormone replacement.
Medullary Thyroid Cancer: Overview
A rare form of thyroid cancer.
Medullary thyroid cancer, unlike other forms of thyroid cancer, may be sporadic or inherited, requiring the care of a surgeon who specializes in treating this type of cancer.
Thyroid Cancer
Thyroid Cancer Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatments
Article provides basic information about thyroid cancer. Includes a discussion of papillary, follicular, medullary, and anaplastic thyroid cancer. Thyroid cancer symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment options are also discussed.
Hurthle Cell Thyroid Cancer
An overview of symptoms, the process for diagnosis, treatments and how this rare type of thyroid cancer differs from the more common types of thyroid cancers.
Hurthle cell thyroid cancer is rare but aggressive. Learn about Hurthle cell thyroid cancer symptoms, diagnosis, and treatments as well as the importance of imaging and a having good surgeon.
Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia Type 2
Disorders of the Parathyroid, Adrenal, and Thyroid Cancer
Article covers the basics of multiple endocrine neoplasia type 2. which is different from multiple endocrine neoplasia type 1. Learn about common symptoms and treatments for MEN 2.

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